Max Morrow


George “Max” Morrow, 95, of Ottumwa, formerly of Moulton died at 9:15 a.m. April 27, 2019 at The Haven in Ottumwa.

He was born August 6, 1923 in Moulton to Russell Wilson and Ada Mae Smith Morrow.  He married Eva Mae Swope in 1943 and she preceded him in death February 13, 1990.  He married Bertha Lucille Swope Wilson May 11, 1991 in Garnett, KS and she preceded him in death August 9, 2017.

A graduate of Moulton High School in 1940, he had served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a Lineman and Generator Specialist.  He owned and operated Morrow’s Deep Rock Service and Morrow’s Foreign Auto Repair, retiring in 1989.

Max was a member of Orleans Church of Christ in Moulton.  He enjoyed machining, Volkswagens, wood working, building clocks and furniture and tinkering with things.  He could take nothing and build something out of it.

Surviving is a son, Howard “Gene” (Jeanie) Morrow of Moulton; a daughter, Susie Johns of Ottumwa; two step-sons, Loran (Juanita) and Jimmy (Karen) Wilson, both of Kansas; 20 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; 31 great-great grandchildren; and a 94 year old sister, Wilma Neola Watkins of Texas.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Larry and Jerry Morrow; one grandson and two great-great granddaughters and a great-great grandson.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Weller officiating.  Burial will be in Hilltown Cemetery south of Moulton.  Military services will be conducted at the funeral home by Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars and O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Haven in Ottumwa.

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